Claire’s photos of my children always turn out great. She’s so good at capturing their unique personalities!
— R Miller

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Family & Child Photographer

Lifestyle portraits

documentary photography

Rancho Cordova California

Claire Toney is a professional Family & Child photographer located in Rancho Cordova CA. She specializes in Lifestyle Natural Light Photography & Family Documentary Photography. 


She is known for her easygoing, playful & patient personality. This puts her clients at ease and allows her to capture the personalities of the people she is photographing. Here is what some of her clients have said about her:

    "Claire did an amazing job not only capturing beautiful images of my daughter, but capturing her spirit as well. Beautiful photography that will last beyond simple photos. This was truly an experience to remember." ~ B West

    "Claire has a great eye and creative vision. Anyone can take a picture but she has a true talent for recognizing and then capturing the unique authenticity of each of her subjects in her photographs. I am in awe of the images she took of my daughter dancing at Preston Castle. Not only are they wonderful photographs, she made my daughter feel at ease and very comfortable. It was a wonderful experience and magical experience. I look forward to working with Claire in the future." ~ A Valley

    "Claire is so genuine and easy to work with! She had my 9 year old daughter laughing and being completely herself during our photo shoot - made for the BEST photos! Working with her is amazing and the quality of her photos is the same." K McIlnay


Photos filled with Beautiful Colors, natural expressions, & organic moments

Her photographs have rich colors and an emotive quality. She has two approaches depending on the kind of photographs you want: Lifestyle or Documentary. 

Lifestyle photography services include Child Photography, Family Portraits, the Who I Am Project, & Couple Photoshoots. During these sessions, Claire guides your family interactions for natural expressions and smiles. Your photo gallery will include a mixture of posed, loosely posed, and candid images. 

Family documentary photography services include Family Storytelling & Child Documentary. During these sessions, Claire allows your time together to unfold as naturally as possible, photographing moments that present themselves organically. These sessions are similar to Day in the Life Sessions, but she spends a shorter amount with your family or child. These photoshoots are popular for short family routines or events like a holiday tree cutting, a family day at the beach, or a picnic at the park with friends. Your photographs will remind you of a specific point in time, reflecting the relationships and personalities of the people in them.


serving select northern california cities

Claire serves families in Rancho Cordova CA and all surrounding areas including Sacramento, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Newcastle, Carmichael, Rocklin, Roseville, Orangevale, Cameron Park, Fair Oaks, Auburn, Loomis, and many parts of Northern California. She is available for travel.